Friday, February 23, 2007


Nel mezzo del cammin di nostra vita
mi ritrovai per una selva oscura,
ché la diritta via era smarrita...

Robert Frost, The Road Not Taken.
The Kinks, Young and Innocent Days.
The Beatles, Help!
Frank Sinatra, Why Try to Change Me Now?
Howlin' Wolf, Getting Old and Grey.
Marvin Gaye, Where Are We Going?
The Kinks, Where Did My Spring Go?

There's a Samuel Beckett story (probably apocryphal) in which Beckett and a friend are walking in London. It's a fine spring day. The friend turns to Beckett: "What a day! Makes one glad to be alive!" And Beckett says, "I wouldn't go that far."

Yeah, it's my birthday today.

Kinks: Arthur and Village Green (spec. ed), respectively; Beatles: here; Sinatra: No One Cares; Wolf: Memphis Days 2; Gaye: Very Best.

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